Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:18,19)
The dawning of a new year always brings the sense of newness.
Social media is bombarded with declarations of new beginnings and fresh starts.
All because the year flips a digit.
Does “The New” have to be totally dependent upon the date?
Is “The New” only allowed from the period of December 31-January 1?
A kid at heart that has always struggled with things ending.
Why does “The New” have to be isolated to a certain time frame.
What if each day presented us with opportunity of “The New?”
Fresh chances each day, each minute, each second.
New mercies every morning.
Didn’t HE declare that HE is doing a new thing?
Did HE not say that everyone who is in Christ Jesus is a new creature?
Old things passed away, behold all things are brand new—and that said with no time restrictions.
Beginning each day as “The New” allows the soul to exhale and be thankful for the each moment as thought it is the last.
Each day, take the bread and the wine and give thanks and begin the day anew.
Each day is “The New.”
Each minute is “The New.”
Each second is “The New.”
In everything giving thanks for this is HIS Will.
And this practice of thanksgiving brings us into communion with HIM—daily. And HE brings new mercies every morning.
So, no matter the lingering circumstances or issues from the previous year, month, day, minute, or second, we can begin each moment anew.
Thankful for the new year, but even more thankful for each and every new moment, this year and each year to come.